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Nike's stock buyback passes $2.5B

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The company announced a four-year $8 billion share repurchase program in 2012.

 

Portland health companies to simplify patient data

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The city's most prominent health systems are working together to provide clinicians easier access to health care information.

 

Defazio transaction tax attracts interest on Capitol Hill

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Monday, April 07, 2014

The Oregon representative has proposed levying a tax on the financial trading markets.

 

State expands IT monitoring

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Monday, April 07, 2014

In the wake of Cover Oregon, the state plans to monitor about 80 information technology projects with an estimated pricetag of nearly $1.4 billion.

 

Astoria manufacturer a global leader

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Lektro has become a global leader in towing the world’s aircraft with its electric tugs. 

 

Boise Cascade site transforms

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Developers are turning the building in downtown Salem into a modern apartment complex.

 

PSU strike averted

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Portland State University administrators and faculty reached a tentative contract settlement Sunday.

 
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